Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 10am-4pm at Bank Street
1 - The Fall Fair is next weekend! Please sign up for a 2-hour shift online or in the lobby any morning. We need everyone to pitch in and do their share.
2 - Raffle tickets were sent home today with your children. Ask your child for the envelope. The 10/11s and 11/12s will receive them on Friday afternoon when they return from their trip. This year each ticket costs $2. There are 10 tickets to a book, and you will receive 5 books. Feel free to ask for more. We already have some exciting prizes lined up.
3 - We need more items for the main raffle and mini-raffle. Any new (original wrapping) item large or small is accepted. Services are also good so ask your local merchants and restaurants for gift certificates. Please bring any items to the Cafeteria book drop-off area any morning.
4 - Keep in mind our Fall Fair bake sale. We are looking for original homemade healthy baked goods. All baked goods should be dropped off next Friday morning, October 12 in the Cafeteria.
5 - Book drop-off is still going on every morning from 8-9:30am in the Cafeteria. Look through your shelves. We take any books except textbooks. DVDs, CDs and VCR cassettes are accepted as well. Come down and join the sorting any morning. It's a great way to meet other parents.
6 - If possible, please post the Fall Fair flyer in your workplace and/or community.
Please contact the Fall Fair Chair, Richard Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions.
Reminder: Recorder Club for 8/9s and Up
Last call to sign up for Recorder Club, which will be held on Fridays from 8-8:30am in the Music Room (207). The first class is on Friday, October 12. Anyone in the 8/9s or older may join. If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please contact Inge Bader, Middle School Music Teacher, at email@example.com.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
SFC Open House
Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-8:30pm
Touched By Adoption-Sponsored Discussion
Wednesday, October 10, 6pm in the Auditorium
Transracial/Transcultural Adoption: Differences may not matter to you, but they may to your child. Rita Taddonio, Director of the Adoption Resource Center/Spence-Chapin Services for Children and Families, will facilitate a discussion for parents and educators on racial identity in adoptive families.
LGBTA Parent Affinity Group Potluck
Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30pm on the Playdeck (We will move to the gym in the event of bad weather.)
Everyone is welcome! It would be great if everyone can bring a dish to share. There will be pizza for the kids, along with water and seltzer. Please email LGBTA Affinity Group Chair Roz Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know if you’re bringing a main dish, side dish, fruit or dessert item so that we can make there is some balance.
SFC Open House
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Anne and Buffy's Child Development Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 9-10:30am in Room 711
Helping Your Child Develop Resiliency and Grit: When to help and when to step back. Come meet with Buffy Smith and Anne Santa, our school psychologists. We will pick up from our discussions started last year with Ron Taffel. Parents with children of all ages are welcome as we will be addressing the questions of when parents help too much and other times leave their children to fend for themselves in an overwhelming world.
Annual Fund Training
Wednesday, October 24, 8:45-10am in Room 709 (This meeting was previously scheduled for October 5)
Monday, October 8: School Closed for Columbus Day
Thursday, October 18: School Closes at 12PM for Lower School Conference Prep/Middle and Upper School Conferences - No After School
Friday, October 19: School Closed for Lower School Conference Prep/Middle and Upper School Conferences
Tuesday, November 6: School Closed for Presidential Election Day
Friday, November 9: School Closed for Lower School Conferences/Middle and Upper School Report Writing Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 21: School Closes at 1PM for Winter Break - No After School